Science Fiction and Fantasy fanatics dressed up as their favorite hero (or villain) and took over the Doubletree Hotel and Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. this weekend as Archon held it's 35th annual convention. Jon Gitchoff was there at Friday night's opening, catching it all for you in pictures. While you're at it, check out Mike Seely's 2004 RFT feature on Archon, "Geeks Gone Wild."
The Anime STL convention was held at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. April 12-14. The RFT sent Jon Gitchoff there Saturday afternoon to bring back these photos of best cosplayers in attendance. Here are our 50 favorites, with more than a few honorable mentions.
One of St. Louis' foremost anime and cosplay groups got a jump on celebrating 2014 in style. The inaugural Year's End Ball, held November 22, 2014, at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, gathered more than 100 anime appreciators for an evening of food, fun and philanthropy. As part of the festivities, the group held a canned food drive to benefit the Collinsville Area Food Pantry.